Good piece Mat. I can already hear the campaign ads now as Haley touts lowering the state's unemployment rate. So many around here will fall for it. Facts never seem to make it through the right-wing bubble. My new entertainment is watching the local politicians running for Tim Scott's seat as they try to prove who is more conservative. I don't know who to vote for, the "proven conservative" or the "real conservative". Tough decision.
Jaxx, you're a clueless tool just like mat.
I'm not an ideologue. I believe in common sense, self reliance, personal responsibility, and using facts and reality to form policy, not something as foolish as fairness or feelings, which feed ideological beliefs. I believe in the wisdom of the founding fathers and the greatness of our Constitution. I'm a Libertarian, a nationalist, and patriot.
The only ideology those things adhere to is a proud and staunch belief in America, her ideals, and her exceptionalism. All things left wing progressive ideologues hate, which in their/your eyes makes me an ideologue, which proves just how far left and out of touch your camp is.
"Ardent, blindly foolish ideologues like you are the biggest danger to this country."
Holy shit if that ain't the pot calling the kettle black. How can someone be so self-unaware?
mat, if someone can't get to the next town over, or the local library, which has free internet access, or a neighbor or friend's house with internet access, then they don't really want a job. When will you idiotic liberals learn that it isn't governments' job to make life easy and convenient for everyone. Governments' job is to provide basic necessary services then get the hell out the way and leave people alone.
I have two questions, mat. Has ANY Republican in any office, large or small, ever done ANYTHING you approve of? Has ANY Democrat, other than Joe Riley, ever done ANYTHING you didn't gleefully find a moronic rationalization to support?
Ardent, blindly foolish ideologues like you are the biggest danger to this country. Folks like you won't be happy until the government at every level is broke and we have 95% taxation on anyone making more than $100,000 while the other 98% live totally dependent on the government. Then you'll dream of, or more likely create, any reason to establish martial law.
Modern progressives look and sound more like Nazis and hard line Communists ever day. Yet thanks to Hollywood, the MSM, and the ignorance and stupidity of the general populace, you are able to bullshit people into buying your subversive garbage. Be it Cuba, Russia, China, Germany, or any other country that fell internally to totalitarianism, the leaders of those revolutions were successful because they conned the masses into thinking they cared and were after fairness and equality for the common man. Once revolution started the first thing they did was take over communications and the media. In America, revolution is happening very easily like in Germany under Hitler and the Nazis. The MSM in America, like in Germany, is foolishly on board and drunk on the Kool Aid of a wolf draped in sheep's clothing.
Failing that, I'd pay to see them debate.
Should we arm them both?
I'd take Larry and Clarkie, tie their tails together and throw them over a clothsline if I wasn't concerned about a matter/anti-matter explosion.
Nimrata Haley continues to betray her own beautiful name = HARMONY.... Such a hindi word is more than an Elton John chant, Harmony is NOT DIS-chordant. Harmony resonates in a pure pitch. All Nimrata Haley can do is take bribes, bust unions and cut ribbons she has nothing to do with on business start ups. Let's sing her DO RE MI sure she is the DOE female deer Department Of Energy puppet to bring more toxic nuke waste to our land.... RAY she claims to be a drop of golden sun Reagun ketchup is a vegetable budget cutter for school kids lunches.... ME of course she calls herself any name but NIMRATA .... FA she sure has a long long way to run before she is indicted for her crimes in office...SEW yes she is calling all of us to sew our ratty clothing because @ Wal-Mart we can not afford to shop there and many workers qualify for Medicaid & food stamps on the short shifts and 2 day a week schedules.....LA TI DA is just more sounds she fills her hate filled lies of governance.... TEA bagger, sure she'll tag along with any ignorant manufactured "movement" paid for by the Kock Bros ... which brings us back to DOUGH, the billions her rich racist friends will pour into the next election cycles..... Please MAT Catastrophe, quit writing tongue in cheek snide fake validations of this corrupt politician who is only eclipsed in tenure by the nations MOST CONNIVING AND THIEF Speaker of all 49 state houses, Bobby Harrell AIRPLANEgate PILLSgate.... and BallotGATE ..... we need to tell the world about our fascist judges and officials .... maybe some Freedom Riders will come here and help us become liberated, Like the F.B.I. who jailed 18 thugs out of the legislature 2 decades ago....843-926-1750 @LarryAccomplish Larry_Carter_Center@yahoo.com www.hireLarryFireBobby.com
She comes from a poor small town and does not give a damn about her small towns folk. Further proof of this is when she unilaterally decided that the Medicare expansion was a no-go for unfounded political reasons. Part of the Medicare expansion is supposed to provide care for those who do not have enought income to even be required to pay either a fine nor a pro-rata insurance premium. If an individual makes less than $15000, no fine, no premium but without expansion in this state, that person has no health care either. This expansion, by the way, is 100% funded by federal government for 3 years and 90% thereafter, providing very cheap coverage for South Carolinas poorest citizens, which Ms Haley has shut down. Dictatorship if you ask me. I went to school with her brother in that same small town, and it sickens me that she would turn her back on her citizenry.
She should be working to bring back textile jobs. Just think of all the great soft gloves we could make out of the 'po people of the state. Win-Win
Um, not bad, Mat, but not quite Swiftian.
Mat, this "proposal" isn't "modest" enough to make sense.
Completely disagree with this article. Nikki Haley could care less whether people in this state have jobs - she could careless about the people of this state period - All she cares about is Nikki Haley and her ascent to higher places in the republican party.
mat, ever the deluded, intellectually dishonest propaganda machine.
IPY - as usual, nailed it!!
Unions fought background checks by DHS check your facts. Union was the only entity able to do any background checks as they negotiated in their contract,u
I was born 3 miles north of Detroit and saw what unions and entitlement do. I hope the girls at your wine club enjoy your prose and that you get laid with that bleeding heart blather if it was your goal. Everyone with a brain or a sense of global economics knows you're full of shit.
@regroce,,those multiple indiscretions took place long before DHS took over the screening,and yes the local knew about them as they do many others committed by members, the local knows of crimes committed on SPA property by members. To say otherwise is either blatant dishonesty or ignorance of the facts.
the only "propaganda" on this page seems to come from you, gfryesc. You're typing from some handbook, but that doesn't give you any references, apparently. "intimidation!!!!" - but any example on record? idontthinkso -- "tyranny of public ballot!!!!" -- that's a dead giveaway that you don't know what you're talking about. "Forcing to join!!!!" never happens ... and your GM bailout to UAW reference...were you under a rock for the past few decades? Did you know that GM employees fund their own retirement accounts? And that GMC was the operator and controller of those retirement accounts? And that GM actually took the money from those retirement accounts and spent it elsewhere --- and never paid it back? So you think it's wrong that GM had to pay back the money it technically stole? But that's what you want to complain about it.......desperate, misinformed and misinforming argument.
Anthony, at that time the law said the most SPA and the union could do was a license check, and because Dept of Homeland Security was supposed to be over the screening. That was DHS' fault, not the unions.
Here is a good example of Union concern for safety..... in 2005
William E. "Bill" Hughes, 42, was killed Feb. 12 when he was hit by a container-hauling truck while directing traffic at the Wando Welch Terminal of the Port of Charleston.
On Wednesday, Archie Porcher of Cainhoy was charged with reckless homicide. He is accused of making a U-turn while driving the truck and running over Hughes.
Porcher has at least 24 convictions for moving violations in South Carolina, along with an armed robbery conviction and several drug convictions, according to court records. His driver's license has been suspended since June because of a conviction for possession of LSD and cocaine.
"Everybody is surprised about it," said Keith Pitts, a longshoreman who witnessed the accident. "This fellow has an offense list long enough to make anybody want to think twice about working with somebody like that.
"It's not like it's something where we want to get on a bandwagon and hate on this man, but he shouldn't have even been allowed on the docks."
Excellent post IP. Keep up the good work.
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